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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2018 @ 02:45 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

City view of Doha, Qatar. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.

Increased Incentives, Availability 

With the continuing diplomatic blockade, more expatriates are leaving than arriving in Doha. In addition to dropping rents, some landlords are offering incentives on one-year leases, such as one to three months of free rent on twelve-month leases.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier

A view of Kuwait City, Kuwait during an AIRINC cost-of-living survey.

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Rising Inflation

In Q4 2017 we reported on the emergence of sin taxes across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:18 PM / by Morgan Grenier

Hundreds of housing units to choose from:

The rental housing market in Abu Dhabi is coming steadily down due to the high number of quality new properties that have come on the market, as well as fewer expatriate arrivals.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2018 @ 02:15 AM / by Pat Jurgens

Amendments to the individual income tax law

The Chinese government has enacted amendments to the individual income tax law, which will be implemented in two phases – October 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The changes that are effective October 1, 2018 include



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 09, 2018 @ 01:10 PM / by Rose Allen

Brazilian Housing

Demand has not kept up with the surge of new construction in Brazil. This gap has led to higher vacancy rates and lower or more negotiable rents. Landlords with vacant units are still responsible for expensive maintenance fees and IPTU taxes, and some may be willing to lower the rent to secure a tenant.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 04, 2018 @ 08:54 AM / by Patrick Benedetti

Data Points: A selection of AIRINC cost-of-living survey results

The results are in! Data Points, AIRINC's quarterly newsletter, is now available on our website at
https://www.air-inc.com/data-points/ 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 06, 2018 @ 08:18 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

Malaysian Employee Provident Fund

Malaysia The Malaysian government had reduced the employee contribution rate to the Employee Provident Fund from 11% to 8% without limitation, a move aimed at stimulating consumer spending.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2018 @ 04:15 AM / by Meleah Paull

Geneva, Switzerland

Best known for its banking sector and the numerous international organizations headquartered there, Geneva is also regularly cited as one of the most expensive cities in the world.



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